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It started with a tweet. It started with a tweet of mine: “good news – I didn’t buy a cookbook today. bad news – 1 bought 3 instead. is there a cookbooks anonymous I can join?” (Don’t worry Mum, they were all well below retail price, and my savings are going well!) The good thing

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This post was sponsored by Nuffnang I thought I might be the first blogger to blog about the Coin Laundry cafe, but Ashley beat me to it! Check out her review to see the pretty lattes, and her gorgeous photos. I wouldn’t have known about Coin Laundry if my work colleague Kaitlin didn’t tell me about

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This won’t be the most comprehensive wrap up of the Spring picnic we had yesterday. I’m sure Penny or Thanh will have a more detailed wrap up of the event. I was so overwhelmed trying everything in site I forgot to take photos! If you haven’t been following, Billy & Karen up in Sydney started

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“Crafted in the French village of Biars, Bonne Maman – which translates to grandmother in French – embodies the tenderness and generosity of home cooking, bringing alive the sweet emotion of long forgotten childhood memories. Prepared using old fashioned methods and all natural ingredients, Bonne Maman is made with only the highest quality fruit. Each

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You probably are aware; I was doing lots of stuff for the Grand Prix a few months ago. If you went to the Grand Prix, chances are, you probably didn’t see any of my work on display, unless you were near the track marshal’s tent, or in the CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) corporate

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Week 22 Theme: Red Cookbook Used: Margaret Fulton’s Kitchen Author: Margaret Fulton This week’s cookbook challenge almost didn’t happen. Hamsley and I have been busy looking at places to live, and buying stuff for the move. This week was full of pushy real estate agents and it all became very draining; I just wasn’t in

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I thought I’d better try one of the recipes Emma sent to me with the Green & Black’s chocolate. It was either this recipe of the white and dark chocolate mousse; but considering I didn’t have any white chocolate, cookies it was.   I didn’t have any wholemeal self raising flour, so I just used

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I’m going to give a warning just like I did before my post on the Taste Festival of Melbourne. Before reading; please put your seat in the upright position, grab a drink/sandwich/over priced pringles and enjoy reading all about the delicious night I had. The date was Tuesday 23rd February 2010 AD. Nuffnang had invited

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This was tonight’s dinner for Hamsley and I. They were made so fast we have already made and eaten them, edited my photos and done most of this post; and it’s only 7:30pm! Even though I stuffed up the recipe…. I actually read the recipe for once, but got distracted by shiny things when assembling

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I was sitting at work, pondering what Hamsley and I could have for dinner that didn’t involve too much effort as I was suffering from a mild case of the C.B.F.s  (for those of you (Mum) that aren’t up with what the cool kids are saying; CBF stands for: can’t be f-ed!) Anyways, when I

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This post is a little late, but better late than never right? So how did you send out the noughties and bring in 2010? My friends Iron Chef David & Iron Chef Chris invited us all around for a cocktail / dinner party. We usually go out for cocktails multiple times throughout the year, so

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Week 4 Theme: Beans Cookbook Used: Delicious – Quick Smart Cook Author: Valli Little The theme this week was beans. I thought I’d think outside the box, and go with the variety of beans that does not make one fart. So I made a trip to the gourmet food shop to pick me up some

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You know when your mum has had a really really tough day at work, when you get home and she is at the door waiting for you to arrive home to announce you are all going out for dinner… on a Tuesday. This is the kind of thing I would expect on Friday, or a

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After brunch at Brown Sugar cafe, and some adventures around the city; which included me buying a new lens for my camera, to take better blog photos… there was a need for afternoon tea. Sure we could have just gone to the Lindt Cafe again, but I didn’t really want to blog yet ANOTHER Lindt

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Last night, my mum’s boss took us all out for dinner. He does this from time to time, and it’s a nice way for us all to socialize and hear about any dramas happening in the office. We have dined at many different locations, including; Carlton, St Kilda, Brighton and Richmond. However, this time we

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So I know I haven’t been posting as much as usual. There are a few factors: – No material due to lack of social life – No baking due to being too busy / lazy – Recently contracting man flu, thus feeling like I’ve been dying So, I thought I’d blog about the goodie bag

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For Father’s Day this year I cooked dinner for my dad instead of buying him something that would sit around collecting dust or serve no purpose. I had wanted to try this recipe for a little while now, and Mum suggested I make it for the dinner I was planning to make. Whilst making it

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First of all, thanks to everyone who has been leaving comments, I will reply to them ASAP, I’ve just been a bit preoccupied the last few days. Second of all, this post is epic. I suggest you go make yourself a cuppa tea, a sandwich or something, cos it’s probably my longest post ever! This

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Yesterday I made my first trip down to the South Melbourne markets with Alana. She had been before and suggested we go potter around there and get the famous “South Melbourne Market Dim Sims” for lunch. Theses guys have been making dim sims for 60 years, and I’ve heard LOADS of people rave on about

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A couple of friends recently moved to the suburb of Oakleigh. Known for it’s Greek community, we recently went for a souvlaki there. However, on one of our first treks down to the shops we found the mother of all cake shops in the area, Nikos. We were just innocently looking for cheap shops to

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Today I had my first “real” souvlaki. I’ve had a go at making them, but never had one from a rotating meat skewer before. We originally wanted to try a place called Orexi, but unfortunately when we got there, like most places in Oakleigh on a Sunday, it was closed. So we wondered up the

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The quest for the best dumplings in Melbourne began once I found out my favorite place in Springvale shut down. Whilst Camy Shanghai is good, it all depends on what day you go. Some days it can be great, some days not so great. And well Bob’s Kitchen is pretty good, I am still on

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Last night I hosted my 2nd dinner party, around this time last year I hosted my first dinner party. This year was also a success, bringing my closest high school friends together for a night of good food and company. This year I went for a less stressful approach and got everyone to bring along

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After a recent episode of my favorite TV show, Masterchef, I was inspired to make chocolate fondants. I have made similar things to chocolate fondants before like the molten chocolate cakes, soft centred jaffa puddings, and warm chocolate pots, but never, a chocolate fondant. First of all Sam stuffed up his fondants, but in the

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a Masterchef inspired night. This recipe was in a pressure test challenge where 3 of the worse performing chefs have to follow a recipe, and the chef that served the worst dish goes home immediately. Whilst this may seem like a simple recipe, you can easily

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